COVID19: Test-to-stay for police, hospitals

After launching test-to-stay at schools, the government is considering expanding the COVID-19 policy for close contacts in the emergency services and hospitals. As reported by the Cyprus News Agency, Health Minister Michalis

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Cyprus starts euthanasia debate

MPs have dived into the thorny issue of euthanasia, launching a round of discussion with civil society in parliament. The discussion was

COVID19: Sales season unable to save retail sector

Despite the sales, Cyprus’ retail sector can’t shake off the coronavirus pandemic, as it has fallen victim to Omicron’s high transmissibility. With many daily cases and close contacts being kept at home, retailers lose out on the winter sales season.

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Accountability is missing

When economies are struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, especially Cyprus, overwhelmingly relies on services, tourism and exports, hiking tariffs at

Blame it on Brexit

UK imports to the island halved within the first year of Brexit, as Cypriot importers turned to EU markets as British products

 Blockchain can revolutionise businesses

The emerging blockchain technology became known through Bitcoin, the first practical application of this technology. However, the prospects of blockchain technology do

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Cyprus grapples with snow, rain, freeze

A cold front called Elpis will continue to affect the island until Thursday, bringing more snow, much to the delight of excursionists, but also prolonged thunderstorms. Since Saturday, the low-pressure weather system

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COVID19: One death as cases rise again

Cyprus reported one coronavirus death on Monday, rising to 75 for January which is headed to become the deadliest month on record, as new daily cases rose to 2,815 and hospitalisations dropped

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Accountability is missing

When economies are struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, especially Cyprus, overwhelmingly relies on services, tourism and exports, hiking tariffs at

Regaining credibility in Europe, UN

Recent events have raised concerns about the government’s ability to handle the serious issues the country is facing. Efforts to cover up

 Blockchain can revolutionise businesses

The emerging blockchain technology became known through Bitcoin, the first practical application of this technology. However, the prospects of blockchain technology do

Paphos regeneration lacks spark

Following my initial visit to review the heart of Paphos central area regeneration in 2016, I visited the project again during the

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Biden slammed for ‘undercutting allies’ over EastMed

US Congress members Gus Bilirakis and Nicole Malliotakis have told Secretary of State Antony Blinken they vociferously object to Washington’s reversal of support for the Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline. They oppose a decision by US President Joe Biden to withdraw support for

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US tells Israel EastMed not an option

The US no longer supports the ambitious EastMed natural-gas pipeline from Israel to Europe; the Biden administration has informed Israel, Greece and Cyprus, a

Cyprus may absorb Limassol port tariff shock

The government is trying to find ways to absorb a hefty 16% hike in tariffs announced by the three concessionaires at Limassol port, with the business community up in arms, saying this will cause irreparable damage to the economy, especially

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Wait almost over for Larnaca Marina

The much-awaited Larnaca port and marina €1.2 bln redevelopment will soon take shape as Kition Ocean Holdings; the consortium awarded the project,

Royal Caribbean calls Cyprus home

American cruise giant Royal Caribbean will continue cruises from Cyprus in the next two years, casting their vote of confidence in the